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Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Zentrum, Berlin, Germany Om Namah Sivaya. In April the Berlin Centre saw courses and classes continuing as usual. A Yoga 2, 3, 6 and 8 started as well as a Positive thinking-course. In spite of cold and windy weather, courses and classes had good attendance. Senior students and teachers came back for a visit after a long time and we were happy to see them again. The altar was beautifully decorated with lively spring flower bouquets. Another highlight was one Sunday Satsang [...]

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres2022-04-30T14:44:55+00:00

Vegetarian Cuisine May 2022

Vegetarian Cuisine TOFU CARROT MOUSSE - A wonderful baked dish with root vegetables. Serve with steamed vegetables and a crisp salad. Ingredients 2 tbsp sesame oil 2-3 carrots sliced 1 small rutabaga or parsnip, roughly chopped ½ cup water 1-2 tbsp tamari 9 ounces firm tofu Toasted sesame seeds or chopped fresh parsley to garnish Preparation Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Heat the sesame oil in a pan and saute the carrots and rutabaga (or parsnip) over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the water and tamari and simmer until the vegetables [...]

Vegetarian Cuisine May 20222022-04-30T14:44:36+00:00

Hatha Yoga Tip May 2022

Hatha Yoga Tip TRIANGLE - VARIATIONS  - Parsvottanasana - All levels In all the triangle variations the posture ensures a thorough lateral stretch to all parts of the body, promoting elasticity of the spine and helping maintain a youthful posture. Standing with the feet a little more than shoulder width apart, turn left foot out. Clasp the hands behind the back. Inhale. Exhale and bend forward, bringing the forehead toward the left knee. Lift the arms up to the ceiling as high as possible. Hold the pose for 10 seconds or longer, increasing to [...]

Hatha Yoga Tip May 20222022-04-30T14:44:18+00:00

Gurugram May 2022 | Preface

Gurugram May 2022 | Preface Om Namah Sivaya Blessed Self Greetings from all staff in the Sivananda Centres and Ashrams! The slowing down of the pandemic, now entering an endemic state, plus the reduction or full removal of the Covid restrictions in many countries, has brought a bit of relaxation after these challenging last 2 years.  Many are however still affected by the aftermath of the pandemic, both physically and mentally.  It seems the world is not the same and will most likely not be the same anymore. We may have to collectively adopt [...]

Gurugram May 2022 | Preface2022-05-31T15:37:30+00:00

Sivananda Yoga FAQ April 2022

Sivananda Yoga FAQ Q 1: Does purity of food lead to purity of mind? A: Yes, purity of food leads to purity of mind. Aharasuddhau Satvasuddhih. Take a dose of champagne and sit for meditation. Take a dose of orange-juice and sit for meditation. You will know the difference. Different foods exercise different influences on different compartments in the brain. By taking champagne, meat and garlic, the mind will be confused and will become restless when you sit for meditation. By taking milk and fruits, you will get good concentration. Our Rishis lived on [...]

Sivananda Yoga FAQ April 20222022-03-31T01:35:28+00:00

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp, Val Morin, Quebec, Canada Om Namah Sivaya. In early March we were blessed with many special events at the Yoga Camp and the Montreal Centre. The annual opening of the Subramanya Temple saw many temple devotees and their families joining the day’s celebrations. Swami Vashishtananda and Krishnan Namboodiri performed various Pujas in the Subramanya and Mariyamma Temples. All deities shone with a bright light, creating lots of Prana around us. We also had a TTC Open House on Zoom. We offered a [...]

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams2022-03-31T01:35:08+00:00

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Zentrum, Berlin, Germany Om Namah Sivaya. In March the Berlin Centre saw courses and classes continuing as usual. A Beginners’ Yoga course started with a nice group of students. All other courses and classes had good attendance. During a holiday in Berlin the two classes we offered were well visited. With the help of dedicated Karma Yogis, the meditation room and the kitchen were freshly painted. The project created a lovely group energy. Everyone left happy and satisfied after the work done. [...]

Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres2022-03-31T01:34:37+00:00

Vegetarian Cuisine April 2022

Vegetarian Cuisine BANANA NUT TART - When this recipe was featured in our Yoga Life magazine, it received rave reviews from readers. Bananas are especially beneficial for yoga practitioners as they are said to increase humility and calmness. Ingredients: Piecrust: 2 1/2 cups rolled oats 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon honey or date syrup 2/3 cup oil 2 1/3 cups sunflower seeds Water for mixing Filling: 2 1/2 cups rolled oats 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon honey or date syrup 2/3 cup oil 2 1/3 cups sunflower seeds [...]

Vegetarian Cuisine April 20222022-03-31T01:34:05+00:00

Hatha Yoga Tip | April 2022

Hatha Yoga Tip DEEP LUNGE - All levels Stand with your feet wide apart and your hands clasped loosely behind your back. Turn your left foot out and bend your left knee until you are in a deep lunge. Lower your head to the floor inside your left foot and raise your hands behind your head as high as possible. Hold the pose for 30 seconds. Repeat for the right side. Benefits: Helps improve flexibility of the hamstring and buttocks Opens the chest and shoulders Helps improve balance This yoga asana is an edited [...]

Hatha Yoga Tip | April 20222022-03-31T01:33:34+00:00

Gurugram April 2022 | Preface

Gurugram April 2022 | Preface Om Namah Sivaya Blessed Self Greetings from all staff in the Sivananda Centres and Ashrams! A highlight of  2022 was the celebration of Mahasivaratri. All Centres and Ashrams celebrated it with all or part of the night chanting of the “Om Namah Sivaya” mantra, Siva Bhajans and Pujas to honor Lord Siva in the form of the Siva Lingam. The celebration was also shared online with hundreds of enthusiastic and grateful students who spend most of the night with us. It was touching to see the sincerity of the [...]

Gurugram April 2022 | Preface2022-04-30T14:40:26+00:00